|Mad Dog Morgan 1976 R, 102 min.|
Genre: Western / Action / Drama
Director: Philippe Mora
Cast: Dennis Hopper, Michael Pate, Jack Thompson, Frank Thring, David Gulpilil, Bill Hunter, John Hargreaves, Wallas Eaton, Martin Harris, Robin Ramsay, Graeme Blundell, Elaine Baillie, Liza Lee-Atkinson, Don Barkham, Gregory Apps
In this true story about a 19th-century Australian bush outlaw, Dennis Hopper takes on the title role of an Irish immigrant who goes to Australia to find gold. Once in Australia, Morgan resorts to criminal activity, is caught, and put in jail for six years. After his release, Morgan teams up with an Aborigine, Billy (David Gulpilil), and, as Morgan tries to exact revenge on those who had wronged him, they gain fame as outlaws in New South Wales.
|O Lucky Man! 1973 R, 186 min.|
Genre: Drama / Comedy / Musical / Fantasy
Director: Lindsay Anderson
Cast: Malcolm McDowell, Ralph Richardson, Rachel Roberts, Arthur Lowe, Helen Mirren, Dandy Nichols, Mona Washbourne, Graham Crowden, Peter Jeffrey, Michael Medwin, Alan Price, Philip Stone, Mary MacLeod, Michael Bangerter, Wallas Eaton
This allegory, with the politics of Capitalism as its subject, is told through a young coffee salesman's–Mick Travis (Malcolm McDowell)–experiences as he climbs up and falls down the ladder of success. Alan Price adds to the fast-paced story with several songs that reflect Mick's rise and fall: "Someone has to win in the human race, if it isn't you, then it has to be me."
|This Sporting Life 1963 N/R, 134 min.|
Director: Lindsay Anderson
Cast: Richard Harris, Rachel Roberts, Alan Badel, William Hartnell, Colin Blakely, Vanda Godsell, Arthur Lowe, Anne Cunningham, Jack Watson, Harry Markham, George Sewell, Leonard Rossiter, Wallas Eaton
Frank Machin (Richard Harris) is a former Yorkshire coal miner who gains fame and fortune as a rugby player. Frank has it all–except love, and now he pursues a romance with his landlady, the widowed Mrs. Hammond (Rachel Roberts). All goes well for a short time, but when Mrs. Hammond grows tired of Frank, their doomed romance leads to tragedy.
|Two Way Stretch 1960 N/R, 87 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: Robert Day
Cast: Peter Sellers, Wilfrid Hyde-White, David Lodge, Bernard Cribbins, Maurice Denham, Lionel Jeffries, Liz Fraser, Beryl Reid, Irene Handl, Thorley Walters, Noel Hood, Myrette Morven, George Woodbridge, Edwin Brown, Wallas Eaton
Three convicts–Dodger Lane (Peter Sellers), Jelly Knight (David Lodge), and Lennie Price (Bernard Cribbins) break out of jail to rob a maharajah, commit the perfect crime, and return to jail for the perfect alibi. With help from Soapy Stevens (Wilfrid Hyde-White), they perform the heist, but then are faced with the problem of where to store the jewels. They decide to hide them in the warden's safe, and wait to be released. That works, but problems lie in their future.
|1. Mad Dog Morgan (1976)|
2. O Lucky Man! (1973)
3. This Sporting Life (1963)
4. Two Way Stretch (1960)
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